Sport is War. Business is War. Hence, Sportsmen=Businessmen.

Motivation for me to play more sports for the rest of my life will come from here:

Did you know that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was a member of the Wellesley College swimming and diving team? Or that Vera Wang, CEO of the fashion design company that bears her name, was an Olympic-caliber figure skater? Were you aware that Jan Leschley, former CEO of pharmaceutical giant Smithkline Beecham, was once the 10th-ranked men’s tennis player in the world? How about the fact that eBay’s chief exec, Meg Whitman, played collegiate lacrosse and squash at Princeton? Or that U.N. Secretary General Kofi-Annan ran track and played soccer at Macalester College?

I have a strong belief that the skills and qualities people learn from playing sports are many of the same that develop leaders capable of achieving greatness in professional life: Dedication and hard work, resilience in the face of adversity, decision-making under pressure, confidence, optimism, balancing stress and recovery, honest and direct communication, establishing a clear vision and setting goals, commitment to excellence, a focus on team success, and leadership that inspires others.

From Yahoo Finance.

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3 thoughts on “Sport is War. Business is War. Hence, Sportsmen=Businessmen.

  1. Hi, that sound interesting.
    Hmmm, there’s is one difference between sportsmen and businessmen.

    In order to win in sport, for one party to win, the other will have to lose. Whereas in business, win-win situation even with current/potential competitors is possible.

  2. very true, claris. thanks for pointing that out.

  3. it teaches you perseverance. and thats all that matters when you decide to pursue something.

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